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Disabled Rail Worker Younger Than Spouse Subject to the Public Pension Offset
(Posted December 21, 2013)
Question 1086: My husband, a Rail worker with 36 years of service, but is only 58 years old. He is waiting for a decision from the RRB regarding his Disability. I am over 60 and close to my own retirement from the Federal government under the CSRS-Offset program. When is the soonest I can receive Railroad Retirement?
Answer: If you husband is granted a Disability Annuity, you will be eligible for a full Spouse Annuity when he reaches 60.
Because you are covered by the Civil Service Retirement System and your position is not covered by Social Security, your Tier 1 will be reduced by 2/3 of your Federal annuity.
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